Merry Christmas!

| December 25, 2011

We celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas at my house, so I’m wishing you the best of all the holidays this season brings! I hope your family will enjoy health and joy and peace all through the coming new year. May today bring you sparkly new memories and happiness to last!

Working Holiday

| December 19, 2011

Have the holidays started at your house? Our company arrived early, and somehow I’ve fallen behind in my revising. I’m on the last read-through, but terrible things happen here while I’m focused on work. The house falls apart. All cleaning ends. That’s fine unless you hear someone you love is able to arrive early for […]


| December 16, 2011

Dear, Friday, you’ve arrived too soon! I have work to do and shopping to finish and a house to clean and dinner to sort out. Everyone in this house is a better cook than I. Wonder why they wouldn’t rather eat their own tastier food? The other thing–I lack the carnivore instinct. Tonight, we’re having […]

Revising My Revision

| December 13, 2011

I finished. I checked off all the changes the editor asked for, and then my critique partner, Karen Whiddon, read it. Thank goodness. She’s unbelievably busy, so I was lucky she was willing. She put her finger on the problem I’ve been wrestling, and then she came up with an idea of how to fix […]

Days are Flying

| December 9, 2011

Some friends are going to the beach soon. I’m sorry I can’t go along, so I thought I’d add one of the billions of beach photos I took last month. I’ve been trying desperately to enjoy each day, not to wish time away, or think only of “when this happens,” which I have a tendency […]

Flyby–I’m revising!

| December 8, 2011

No time for blah-blah-blah. No time to think if I’m not thinking about my proposal. I need to finish the revisions by Friday, let the story rest over the weekend, read again on Monday, and off Max and Ilena go on their return trip to the editor! I’m trying to bury myself in their lives, […]

December 7th

| December 7, 2011

I lived in Hawaii for a while. In Hawaii, there are buildings that still bear the marks of the attack. When we lived there, I went to the memorial every year with my rabbi and other members of our synagogue to leave a lei in honor of those who died. One of the men had […]

Random Monday

| December 5, 2011

Must chat about weather again. Because we’ve delved back into summer. Who wants to sweat during the Christmas parade? Fortunately, we can see storms on the way. Maybe they’ll bring cooler temps. I’ve had really good news. The editor I’ve been working with has asked for revisions, and I could not be more excited. Seriously. […]